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The Strand

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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis...
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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It's not just for Dickens!

Living locally allows us to go to the island and visit The Strand area several a year. Best known for the annual festival Dickens on the Strand and Mardi Gras Galveston, the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Seabrook, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Looking for coastal items ... The Strand is the place to shop ... Beautiful artwork, such as painting, jewelry, home decor ... such awesome places to eat or have a 'cold one' ... the Carriage rides are such fun ... antiques galore ... a must when visiting Galveston ... amazing old buildings and houses surrounding this area is worth the... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Loved being able to walk down the strand and pop in and out of each shop, very convenient! At first you will probably be searching aimlessly for a bathroom, which most shops do not offer, but you are in luck! The city provides you with, if you will, a modern port-a-potty! located almost adjacent to The Fisherman's Wharf!

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Seabrook, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Living locally allows us to go to the island and visit The Strand area several a year. Best known for the annual festival Dickens on the Strand and Mardi Gras Galveston, the area is so much more. With numerous restaurants and shops,bars there is something for everyone.Restaurants offer everything from burgers and sandwiches to Greek, Italian, Cajun or Sushi, even... More 

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Deton, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've been going to The Strand forever and continue to go back each time I'm in the city. We always stroll along and check out the shops and have never been disappointed in our time spent there.

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Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The stand in galveston is a nice place to take your family. Always something going on in the summer!

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the historical downtown Strand area of Galveston. Beautiful buildings, wonderful shops and things to do for the entire family. Highly recommend visiting.

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Blanchard, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to shop and u can also drink while u shop!! There was one shop we went to that had everything 50% off I walked out with 10 shirts and a purse for $50. Wonderful amd friendly people not like the ones u find on the seawall.

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Strolling the strand with a group of high school teens was enjoyed by everybody! Plenty of T-shirt, caps and jewelry stores where they stocked up. But they also enjoyed the unique gift shops of all types, and the eateries. Plenty to do and see in and out of air conditioned shops when you need a break from the sun. Especially... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The strand has a lot to offer both tourists and locals. Lots of fun shops and restaurants. It has a unique style along with several attractions to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Awesome tee shirt designs and other great items for a good price! To top it off the people there are amazing and just walking the strand is so much fun! Very much recommend!

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